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Governor for a Day contest accepting essays

Girls in 5th-8th grades submit essays about what they would do as governor for the chance to be named “Governor for a Day.”

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What would you do if you could be the Governor of Rhode Island for a day? Governor Gina Raimondo is asking this question as part of Women’s History Month.

The 4th annual essay contest is open to girls in 5th through 8th grade throughout the state. The winning essayist will be named “Governor for a Day” and spend a day in April as Rhode Island’s Governor, where she will meet office holders and attend events with the Governor.

Teachers and others working with children on the essay contest, can use this worksheet.

How to apply

To take part, apply by March 16, 2018 and answer this question in 400 words or fewer: “What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a day?”

Students should submit the following information along with their essay:

  • Name
  • Age
  • School
  • Grade
  • Home Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Teacher’s Contact Information
  • Parent or Guardian Name(s)

Email your essay as an attachment to communications@governor.ri.gov. Note that Google documents will not be accepted.

Or mail your essay to:

“Governor for a Day” Essay Contest
c/o Governor’s Communications Office
82 Smith Street, Room 110
Providence, RI 02903

“Every day I talk with young girls and women—from my own daughter to successful Rhode Island businesswomen—and I am reminded how important it is to expose young girls to the significance of public service.” Governor Raimondo said. “Girls should know that, with hard work and dedication, the opportunities available to them here in Rhode Island are endless. This contest will give us all a chance to engage in that conversation.”